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Entertainment: Tony Visconti apologises to Adele: 'She has a great voice'

Adele's voice: Bowie producer Tony Visconti apologises after suggesting Hello singer used autotune

  Adele's voice: Bowie producer Tony Visconti apologises after suggesting Hello singer used autotune David Bowie's long-time producer, Tony Visconti, has apologised to Adele after suggesting that the British vocal powerhouse's iconic voice may be manipulated to sound better than it really is. Earlier in June, the production legend speculated on the authenticity of the Hello singer's vocals, telling the Daily Star that she may have some help from studio production. "You turn the radio on and it's fluff, you are listening to 90% computerised voices," he said. "We know Adele has a great voice but it's even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don't know." Visconti, who produced some of Bowie's celebrated albums, including The Man Who Sold The World, Heroes and his parting LP, Blackstar, has since claimed that his controversial comments were taken out of context. "I'm sorry that what I said in regards to what's being played on radio was misconstrued, yet I cannot apologise for something taken the wrong way," he said. "If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent." He added: "Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions." But for Adele, it was a case of too little, too late. The 28-year-old songstress, who is currently on tour, blasted Visconti during her recent performance at Paris's Accor Hotels Arena. Footage posted online shows her telling the crowd: "Some d**khead tried to say that my voice was not me on record Dude, suck my d**k." Adele's third album, 25, was the best-selling album of 2015 in the world, with 17.4 million copies sold within the year and 19 million since, according to Billboard.

Tony Visconti has apologised for offending Adele.

  Tony Visconti apologises to Adele: 'She has a great voice' © Provided by Cover Media

The legendary music producer hit headlines last week (ends10Jun16) when he questioned whether or not the singer's famously soulful voice is the result of studio trickery.

Tony, 72, who produced many of the late David Bowie's most famous albums, told Britain's Daily Star newspaper that he believes it's impossible to tell whether Adele's voice is naturally as strong as it sounds in her hits like Hello, due to modern production techniques.

"You turn the radio on and it's fluff - you are listening to 90 per cent computerised voices," he said. "We know Adele has a great voice but it's even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don't know."

Adele's 25 now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music as she headlines Glastonbury

  Adele's 25 now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music as she headlines Glastonbury It has taken seven months but Adele has finally released her third album 25 to streaming services. The chart-topping album was previously only available to buy on iTunes and CD but fans can now play the songs on their favourite streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music as of midnight on 24 June 2016. Before the mass streaming release, Adele, 28, only made the singles Hello, When We Were Young and Send My Love (To Your New Lover) available to play on the streaming music services but the 25 album can now be listened to in its entirety. Other platforms now hosting 25 are Tidal and Amazon Prime. The British singer had expressed her scepticism towards streaming platforms in an interview with Time magazine in December 2015, explaining: "I know that streaming music is the future, but it's not the only way to consume music. I can't pledge allegiance to something that I don't know how I feel about yet." At the time, Spotify said in a statement: "We love and respect Adele as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon." The release of 25 will no doubt prove to be extremely beneficial to the streaming services given her popularity. On Spotify, Hello has amassed more than 536 million streams while her 2011 single Rolling In The Deep has clocked up 249 million plays.

Last year (15), Adele did admit that her voice changed considerably after undergoing throat surgery in 2011, but that doesn't mean she's taking Tony's comments lightly and she hit back at a recent concert. In a clip uploaded to Twitter on Friday (10Jun16) by a fan, the singer can be heard saying, "Some d**khead tried to say that my voice was not me on record... suck my d**k. Why don't you come to a show, my darling?"

Tony has now come forward to say sorry for causing any offence with his remarks, insisting he is a big fan of Adele's talent.

"I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued yet I cannot apologise for something taken the wrong way," he told Billboard.com. "If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent.

"Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions."

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